Skiers and armed forces alike have adopted the green Shemaugh (or pronounced Schomog) with many great outdoor uses including a neck scarf, face sand protector and many uses and styles to wear. There are many uses of a Shemaugh, which will be later described; if you are going travelling overseas or a vivid outdoorsman I believe carrying one of these is vital.
- Dust Protection. Cover your face on motorcycles, trucks, and chicken buses.
- Sun Protection. Great for when you’re stranded in mid-day heat without shade.
- Towel. Small, lightweight, fast drying, but thick enough get the job done.
- Warmth. Wrap it around your neck as a scarf to keep warm.
- Bag. Put stuff in middle, tie corners together. Instant hobo sack.
- Sarong. Wrap around your waist for modesty. Shorter than a normal one.
- Sweat Rag. Great for hiking, running, or other sweat-inducing activities.
- Arm Sling. Sprain a wrist or break an arm? Temporary immobilization.
- Emergency Bandage. Help stop bleeding & protect the wound.
- Pillow. Thick & soft enough to ball up & use for bus rides/camping trips.
- Weapon. Twist big rock up in the middle. Swing away. Instant self-defence tool!
- Concealment. Often used to hide my camera in questionable neighbourhoods.
- Rope. Long enough to be rolled up to tie things together.
- Water Filter. Fold multiple times & filter debris out of water before boiling.
- Pot Holder. Take that boiling water you just filtered off the fire.
- Keeping Cool. Soak in cold water and wrap around your neck.
- Signal Flag. Large enough to wave and get someone’s attention.
- Blanket. Decent for covering you’re upper or lower body.
- Eye Mask. Sleep during the day or in a hostel when lights are on.